NORTHRIDGE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE:HAR), today announced the release of the JBL On Stage®* Micro IV and JBL On Stage Micro III iPod®/iPhone® docking stations.
One of the best-known iPod- and iPhone-compatible docks on the market, the JBL On Stage series sets the tone again with the new JBL On Stage IV and JBL On Stage Micro III, a new line of iPod and iPhone docking stations that boast a brand-new industrial design: the Weave. The original JBL On Stage set the standard for iPod docking stations and has since gone through four generations while providing the high-performance sound that music lovers expect from JBL multimedia products. Both of the new JBL On Stage units are compact and will fit on your desk, in the kitchen or at the next tailgate party. JBL brings music to your life by weaving it into your own personal soundtrack.
The JBL On Stage IV and JBL On Stage Micro III are both portable iPod and iPhone docking sound systems for the music fan who takes his or her music on the go.
The JBL On Stage IV uses four Odyssey® transducers, emitting rich and clear sound for any environment such as dorm rooms, backyard patios or the beach. It includes an AC adapter or can be powered by six AA batteries that will provide up to 16 hours of normal play.
With a smaller footprint and a more portable size for a lifestyle on the go, the JBL On Stage Micro III is equipped with two Odyssey transducers, delivering amazing bass and clear sound with unparalleled ease. Powered by an AC adapter or four AAA batteries that will provide up to 24 hours of continuous play, the JBL On Stage Micro III is the ultimate portable iPod/iPhone docking sound system. Both units include an IR remote with fully functioning control from up to 15 feet away.
“Connecting every music lover to their music no matter where they are is what JBL is all about,” said Christopher M. Dragon, director of Consumer and Field Marketing, HARMAN International. “We’re excited to unveil a dramatic new look with the same amazing sound and set the tone again with our most recent lineup of iPod and iPhone docking stations.”
Both JBL docks are lightweight, extreme space savers, compatible with most docking iPod and iPhone devices, and both models include the Apple iPod universal dock adapter. These units also connect directly to iTunes via USB 2.0 with a Mac or a PC to synchronize the iPod/iPhone with iTunes. Touch-volume settings and mute controls make for easy operation, and each dock includes a built-in stereo mini-jack input for connecting to other digital music players, as well as CD players, gaming devices, laptops and desktop computers.
Pricing and Availability
The JBL On Stage IV is available in black and has a suggested retail price of $179.95. For additional information or to purchase, visit: www.jbl.com/onstage4
The JBL On Stage Micro III is available in black and has a suggested retail price of $119.95. For additional information or to purchase, visit: www.jbl.com/onstagemicro
Evercharge topology – The JBL On Stage IV and JBL On Stage Micro III will charge your iPhone or iPod without a computer connection, even when the system is off.
Odyssey transducers – The JBL On Stage IV and JBL On Stage Micro III feature aluminum-domed transducers that deliver accurate, high-frequency response and four octaves of rich mid- to low-frequency sound – in other words, full-spectrum performance.
Slipstream port design – The JBL On Stage IV and JBL On Stage Micro III feature proprietary port architecture that optimizes bass output while minimizing distortion.
AEMS (Advanced Energy Management System) – The JBL On Stage IV and JBL On Stage Micro III can operate for up to 24 continuous hours at normal listening levels with six fresh AA batteries and four AAA batteries, respectively (including NiMH and other rechargeable batteries). To extend battery life, the two models enter “sleep” mode in the absence of an input signal. The system awakens at the previous volume level automatically with just a touch.
COE (Computer-Optimized Equalization) – The JBL On Stage IV and JBL On Stage Micro III feature proper equalization, which greatly improves stereo imaging. The JBL On Stage IV and JBL On Stage Micro III are computer-optimized to provide a rich, complete soundstage.
OCT (Optimized Compression Topology) – The JBL On Stage IV and JBL On Stage Micro III feature a proprietary compression technology, ensuring clean, accurate sound at high output levels.
HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, harman kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 11,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $3.4 billion for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2010. The company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.
© 2010 HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated. All rights reserved. Infinity, harman kardon, JBL, Lexicon, Mark Levinson and Odyssey are trademarks of HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, registered in the United States and/or other countries. AKG is a trademark of AKG Acoustics GmbH, registered in the United States and/or other countries. *The trademark On Stage is used with permission of OSA International, Inc. Apple, iPod, iPhone, iTunes and Mac are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. iPod/iPhone not included. Features, specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice.